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balao

[ buh-lou ]

noun

, plural ba·laos.
  1. a halfbeak, Hemiramphus balao, of tropical western Atlantic seas.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of balao1

First recorded in 1850–55; from Puerto Rican Spanish balajú

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Example Sentences

Balao oil.A resinous oil (balao or malapajo) is found in Samar and Albay, probably also in other provinces.

The balao is sold in Albay at four reals for the tinaja of ten gantas (the liter at eight pence).

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